I just wanna talk to you, I wanna do you no harm
I just wanna know about your different lives
And just where people born
I heard some of you got your families
Living in cages tall and cold
Some--just stay there and dust away past the age of old
Is this true, please let me talk to you
I just wanna know about the rooms behind your minds
Do I see vacuum there or am I going blind
Or is it just the remains the vibrations
Of actions long ago
A face like love the world and let your fancy flow
Is this true, please let me talk to you, let me talk to you
I have lived here before the days of ice
And of course this why I am so concerned
And I come back to find the stars displaced
And the smell of a world that's burnt
A smell of the world that is burnt yeah
Maybe it's just a change of climate,
I could dig it baby
I just want to see, so
Where do I purchase my ticket
I just like to have a plane--side seat
I wanna know about the new mother earth
I wanna hear and see everything
I wanna hear and see everything
I wanna hear and see everything
Ah shucks,
If my mother could see me now

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    General CommentWhy is this listed under Joan Jett? Maybe she covered it, but Jimi Hendrix wrote it and originally performed it with the Experience, for their second album ("Axis: Bold As Love"). One of Hendrix's best (and he had a lot of great ones): soft brush-drumming by Mitch Mitchell, gentle vamping on the guitar with the wah-wah pedal, and shockingly prescient lyrics for 1967: "I have been here before/ in days of ice/and of course this is why/I'm so concerned/ and now I come back to find/ the stars misplaced/ and the smell of a world/ that is burning (repeat) (aside: yeah, well maybe it's just a change of climate..."
    mbrachmanon September 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHunh? That last line should be "Aw shucks, if my DADDY could see me now." Maybe JJ sang it that way (I'm not familiar with her cover) but JH wrote it and the line definitely refers to HIS DADDY.
    mbrachmanon September 21, 2010   Link

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